Giving Your Cat A Tablet

Here are some hints and tips for administering a tablet to your cat. It can be helpful to have an extra pair of hands to help hold your pet.

Using A Towel

Make sure your cat is as calm and relaxed as possible. Use a large towel and place this over your table.

Wrap your cat in the towel as shown.

Then your cat is ready for medicating as shown.

Manually Restraining

If you prefer to manually restrain your cat make sure they are as calm and relaxed as possible.

Gently and safely hold the forelimbs as shown.

Hold the jaw firmly with the other hand and tip the head back gently. This is where two people can be helpful!

Hold the tablet and open your cat’s mouth.

Place the tablet as far back in the mouth as possible.

Release your cat’s head and allow them to swallow. Stroking your cat’s throat can encourage them to swallow. Syringe a small amount of water after medicating.

If you have any difficulty giving your cat a tablet please let your local branch of Cinque Ports Vets know as they will be happy to help. Veterinary nurses offer free appointments during which they can medicate your cat for you for you.

Click on the video below to see how to tablet a cat.